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At the University of Koblenz-Landau - one of Germany's Entrepreneurial Universities placed in a vivid entrepreneurial ecosystem - we offer a Dual Master Degree in Information Management with a major in Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation Management (ETI-M). As student of our partner universities you have the possibility to study part of your master program in Koblenz (either online or on-site) to receive the master degree of your home university and of the University of Koblenz-Landau at the same time.

Germany - Land of Innovation


Did you know that the invention of the automobile, the computer or the helicopter are all originated in Germany - a place mostly known for the writings of Schiller and Goethe.

Many groundbreaking innovations have their roots in Germany – just to name a few:

Mobility - The car/automobil, the (motor)bike, the airbag, the jet engine technology, the helicopter, the tram, the TWIN-elevator

Technology - The computer, the scanner, the chip card, MP3-format, the book printing technology, the telephone, the audio tape, the compact camera, the television, the “green” refrigerator

Medicine - The C-Leg, the X-Ray radiation, the Aspirin, the toothpaste, the contraceptive pill

Also when it comes to improving on existing products, paying attention and diving deep into a specific subject, Germany is a step ahead of the United States. The so-called “deep innovations” may not be as hot as America’s world of apps that promise to change your life, but they are equally important for the evolution of business and society.

Koblenz

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in the Middle of Germany


Koblenz is one of the entrepreneurial hubs in South-Western Germany. The University of Koblenz-Landau, the Technology and Innovation Centers, many world-wide operating medium-sized companies (the backbone of the German economy) and private initiatives shape the innovative character of Koblenz’ entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The University of Koblenz-Landau

Expertise in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology Plus Excellence in Research & Teaching


The University of Koblenz-Landau is highly renowned for its expertise in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology – in research and teaching. Besides, it has been awarded the title of an "Entrepreneurial University" by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy – as one of Germany's universities with the best entrepreneurial culture.

Especially the research group for the Management of Information, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Organization (MI²EO) under the direction and supervision of Prof. Dr. Harald F.O. von Korflesch, is dedicated to the study of organizational change in the context of information and communication technologies.

The Central Institute for Scientific Entrepreneurship & International Transfer (ZIFET) is a central academic institution at the University of Koblenz-Landau which coordinates all entrepreneurial projects and activities in research and teaching. In addition, ZIFET is a central point of contact for all aspects of national and international knowledge and technology transfer. Together with the Entrepreneurial Office and the ED School in Koblenz, it is the primary contact for business Start-ups at the university.

ETI-M

Dual Master Degree in Information Management with a major in Entrepreneurship, Technology & Innovation


The content of the Online Dual Master Degree program is provided on an online learning platform. In contrast to traditional study programs, lectures are provided in a digital way. You are guided by professors and tutors, and can get in touch with both, as well as with other students from all over the world. Each course consists of lecture videos, lecture notes, answering a set of relevant questions and completing an assignment.

The benefits are obvious: You can follow the courses whenever and wherever you like, you can even repeat them anytime, and you save the money for travelling and accommodation abroad.

In case you decide to follow the courses on campus in Koblenz (Germany) you have the possibility to take advantage of company visits, founder’s lounges, and networking with stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in and around Koblenz.

For Students

Entrepreneurship, Technology & Innovation Management (ETI-M) – Dual Degree Master in Information Management


Are you a highly motivated master student interested in strengthening your knowledge about entrepreneurship, technology and innovation management?

Are you interested in using an interdisciplinary and innovative teaching approach which saves money and is flexible enough to suite your personal life?

Are you interested in working in multi-national German companies?

Then study our Master of Science program in Information Management with a major in Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation Management - our Online Double Master Degree program. You will profit from our expertise in entrepreneurship, from the vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, and from the international experience. And last but not least from a online format which allows you to study at your own pace.

If you are a student of one of our partner universities you have the opportunity to study six credit courses in the area of Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation Management at the University of Koblenz-Landau. Have a look at our curriculum and at our courses. You can follow the courses in form of videos and presentations online, and you can discuss with lecturers, tutors and fellow students in specific class forums. Successfully passing all courses at your home university and at the University of Koblenz-Landau you will be eligible not only for the master degree of your home university but also for the Master of Science in Information Management of the University of Koblenz-Landau.

  • No tuition fee
  • No costs for travel and accommodation
  • No visa problems
  • Flexible time management
  • Lectures repeatable
  • Very good job opportunities in multi-national companies - also in Germany
  • An international network

Online Dual Degree Explained


The content of the Online Dual Master Degree program is provided on an online learning platform. In contrast to traditional study programs, lectures are provided in a digital way. You are guided by professors and tutors, and can get in touch with both, as well as with other international students.

Each course consists of lecture videos, lecture notes, answering a set of relevant questions and completing an assignment.

The benefits are obvious: You can follow the courses whenever and wherever you like, you can even repeat them anytime, and you save the money for travelling and accommodation abroad.

In case you decide to spend one semester in Koblenz (Germany) and follow the courses on campus you have the possibility to take advantage of company visits, founder’s lounges, and networking with stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in and around Koblenz.

No Tuition Fee – Costs & Scholarship


The study program does not charge any tuition fee. However, as student of the University of Koblenz-Landau you will be enrolled and therefore charged with a semester fee. Further costs emerge through your application via uni-assist (and APS, if relevant).

Have a look at the costs

  • Application through uni-assist - 75 EUR
  • Semester fee - 89 EUR
  • Health insurance - 198 EUR per semester for students up to 30 years of age
  • Tuition fee - 0 EUR

Application


Application Deadlines – 15 September (winter term), 15 February (summer term)!

These are the prerequisites for your application:

  • You are enrolled in (have already completed) a specific master program of one of our partner universities.
  • You have completed a bachelor degree.
  • Sufficient English language skills to follow and participate in the online courses.

As enrolled (or former) student of one of our partner universities' related master course you are eligible for our dual master degree program. You can directly apply via uni-assist.

Please follow this link to receive detailed information about the application process on the pages of our Welcome Center. Applicants from China, Mongolia and Vietnam, please consider the special requirements.

We are looking forward to your application!

For Partner Universities

Entrepreneurship, Technology & Innovation Management (ETI-M) – Dual Degree Master


The dual master degree offers your students a chance to study in an international environment, gain knowledge and skills from both partner universities based on a concept of a complementary curriculum – with only little additional costs for your students. At the end of this program, students will achieve two Master Degrees: one issued by their home university, and one issued by the University of Koblenz-Landau in Germany.

The University of Koblenz-Landau offers about 50% of all courses in the area of management and ETI-M (entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation management major). You as our partner university offer about 50% of the courses related to general business administration, economics and information management. The program

If you are interested in offering the ETI-M Dual Master Degree to your students and become our partner, please check if you have a master program in the areas mentioned above, compare our curriculum and get in touch with us.

We are happy to discuss the cooperation details in person!

Prerequisites for Cooperation


We are constantly looking for new partner universities which have a similar master study program as ours – please have a look at our curriculum

The Online Dual Master Degree ETI-M with us as a German university will be a unique offer for your students - at marginal additional costs and with the opportunity to qualify for the international job market.

Have a look at our current partner universities

Train-the-Trainer TTT Entrepreneurial Design Thinking


Above the core program, the University of Koblenz-Landau also offers train-the-trainer weeks in Koblenz for the teachers and the staff of the partner universities. During these stays the visitors immerse into the entrepreneurial ecosystem at the University in Koblenz and its surroundings.

Workshops for example on Design Thinking, meetings with founders and company visits are integrated in the weeks’ schedule.

Our Partner Universities


We have established cooperation agreements with the following universities:

Course Descriptions

This is an overview of the courses we offer in Koblenz. We provide all of the lectures online!


Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship has been established in start-up and corporate environments. The objective of this course is to provide an introduction in the topic of entrepreneurship through examples and case studies across different sectors. Students will be provided with a general introduction into the concepts of entrepreneurship and learn to develop a complete business plan. After finishing this course students will be enabled to collect and critically evaluate information regarding company foundation, company takeover as well as growth and internationalization. Furthermore, they will learn methods to develop creative ideas and initiate problem solving processes.

Entrepreneurial Design Thinking®

Entrepreneurial Design Thinking is a tool that enables its users to gain a deep understanding of people’s problems and answer them with customized solutions, which trigger new venture creation. Reflecting the growing importance of the global marketplace and the increasing number of business opportunities, this course offers insights into founding sustainable firms out of an innovative idea through entrepreneurship and design.

This course in Entrepreneurial Design Thinking will cover, but is not limited to, the following areas: Design Thinking, Scientific Entrepreneurship, Business Entrepreneurship, Small and Medium Sized Companies, Start-ups, Teamwork, Creativity, Invention, Innovation, Personality, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Business Plan, Financing the new Venture.

Innovation and Technology Management

Innovation management is the management of innovation processes. It refers both to product and organizational innovation. Innovation management includes a set of tools that allow managers and engineers to cooperate with a common understanding of processes and goals. Innovation management allows the organization to respond to external or internal opportunities, and use its creativity to introduce new ideas, processes or products. Technology management is set of management disciplines that allow organizations to manage their technological fundamentals to create competitive advantage.

This course provides an introduction to scientific concepts of innovation and technology management as well as existing innovation and technology management methods and practices. At the end of the module students should have a good understanding of the processes and concepts of innovation and technology management and be able to evaluate existing tools and methods. Also, they are challenged to implement artefacts in terms of problem solutions and to elaborate on a business canvas. In addition, they will present their solutions in a professional setting simulating venture capitalists potential interests in investing into their solutions. The technology transfer framework will offer additional insights into other ways of how to transfer scientific knowledge into value-creating products and services.

Business Model Innovation

Innovative and original business models have the potential to create new competitive spaces as well as reinvent stagnant or declining industries. Business models are an analytical tool used to assess the economic viability of a business concept. They can also be used to reflect on value creation, delivery and capture. While technology innovation, product/service innovation and even process innovation are common to discuss, it is business model innovation that is driving the growth or many enterprises.

This course will present the defining characteristics of a business model, and the most common types of business models. Students will learn to break down business models into their fundamental components, analyze current models used in certain industries or synthesize new models from models existing in various industries; this course aims to place business model innovation at the center of the value creation.

Software Development for Start-ups

Start-ups are newly created companies with little or no history of facing high volatility in technologies and markets. Thus, Start-ups are under constant pressure to rapidly demonstrate that they’re developing a solution that fixes a real problem. They are constantly optimizing solutions to solve customer problems. To achieve this, Start-ups must discover the real needs of their first customers, testing business speculations only by defining a minimal set of functional requirements.

Software Start-ups are newly created companies Start-ups fast in producing cutting-edge technologies. These companies develop software under highly uncertain conditions, tackling fast-growing markets under severe lack of resources. Therefore, software Start-ups present a unique combination of characteristics which pose several challenges to software development activities.

After finishing this course, students will have learned about existing approaches to develop software in startup environments. They will have an understanding of existing software principles, methods and tools to support lean software development.

Software Product Customization and Innovation

In recent years, providing mechanisms to customize software products to individual customer firms’ needs has become a core business for the software industry. Being initially a pure product-oriented business with license fees as the primary revenue source, the software business has evolved into a full service business obtaining additional revenues from maintenance, consulting, and customization. This course aims to provide a deeper understanding of software customization and its strategic role for software product management.

This course focuses on, but is not limited to, the more recently established issue of the reciprocal nature of software customization and innovation as well as topic of value generation and capture in the software business. At the end of the module students should have a good understanding of the processes and concepts of customization in general and software customization and innovation in particular. Furthermore, they will learn to understand and manage the reciprocal relationship between project-based software customization and product/service based software innovation.

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The Team


Prof. Dr. Harald F.O. von Korflesch

Academic Director

Campus Koblenz, Universitätsstraße 1, Raum A208

+49 261 287 -2523 Büro

harald.vonkorflesch@uni-koblenz.de

Dr. Cornelia Delp

Project Coordinator

Campus Landau, Bürgerstraße 23, Raum BS 225

+49 6341 280 37262

delp@uni-landau.de

Christoph Jöcker

Project Coordinator

Campus Koblenz, Universitätsstraße 1, Raum A230

+49 261 287 2328

joecker@uni-koblenz.de

Denisse Mendoza Almanzar

Program Manager

Campus Koblenz, Universitätsstraße 1, Raum A208

+49 261 287 2563

mendozade@uni-koblenz.de

Dr. Anh Tran

Regional Program Manager South East Asia

Campus Koblenz, Universitätsstraße 1, Raum A303

+49 261 287 2517

tran@uni-koblenz.de

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University of Koblenz-Landau
Prof. Dr. Harald von Korflesch Universitätsstraße 1
56070 Koblenz, Germany